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This 20-Year-Old Invented a New Way to Clean Up the Oceans

In summer 2011, Dutch student Boyan Slat was a 16-year-old on a scuba diving vacation in Greece. He was appalled by the amount of plastic garbage he …

Explaining the Full Timeline of the Marvel Cinematic Universe

From 'The First Avenger' to 'The Defenders.'<p>Cinematic universes: They’re all the rage now! DC and Warner Bros. are working overtime to establish the …

Marvel Universe

The Kaki Flower Vase Creates the Illusion of a Floating Flower

The Kaki Flower Vase was born from the simple idea of wanting to create a flower vase that could be attached to windows. But how do you create an …

Japanese Culture

An Aromatherapy Garden Is the Anxiety-Buster Your Patio Needs

After a long, difficult day, what's better than retreating into your own scented secret garden? When strategically set around the patio, plants with …

Landscaping

Ken Thompson: how did orange petunias escape from the lab?

If gardeners think about ­genetically modified (GM) garden plants at all, they perhaps consider that it would be nice (although, frankly, also a bit weird) to have a genuinely blue rose, or (weirder still) a red daffodil. The funny thing is, we have already been there, or somewhere very like it, …

Blue Lotus Flower: The Sacred Way Egyptians Got High

There is a mysterious image that has appeared time and again in thousands upon thousands of pieces of ancient Egyptian art.<p>The blue lotus flower …

Removing This Invasive Shrub's Flowers Could Help Combat Malaria

Swat a mosquito? You've just conquered one of humankind's greatest enemies, as mosquitoes may be the deadliest animal in the world. Each year, they …

17 Books To Drop Everything and Read Right Now

Now that fall is here, the idea of wrapping up in a comfy fleece blanket with a cup of cider and a good book is all-encompassing. From lesser-known …

Books

Changing Hydrangea Colors

Are the flowers on this bush really blue, as the name suggests? Or are they pink? Or mightn't we term the plant a purple hydrangea? Well, that …

The definitive guide to Marvel's Infinity Stones: How many are there, where are they, and what do they mean for Avengers: Infinity War?

We’ve probably reached a point in the Marvel Cinematic Universe where, if you haven’t got a CSI-style detective’s board with bits of red string …

The World’s Best River Cruises

As ocean cruise ships get larger -- and become packed with even more over-the-top amenities -- river cruises offer a more intimate alternative to see …

How to Prune Lilacs and Rejuvenate an Overgrown Plant

Most flowering shrubs need regular pruning, to keep them vibrant. Lilacs are no exception. To keep your lilac thriving and blooming, some periodic …

These 3 easy steps can improve your retirement savings—in less than an hour

This article is reprinted by permission from NextAvenue.org.<p>When you’re nearing retirement or already retired, you probably aren’t too concerned …

Retirement

The war in Syria, explained

How Syria’s civil war became America’s problem.<p>President Donald Trump has ordered airstrikes on Syria as punishment for its chemical weapons attack last week in the town of Douma, which killed at least 42 people — including a number of children.<p>Understanding Trump’s decision requires understanding …

Middle East

12 low-maintenance flowers you can't kill

(Unless you try very hard.)<p>Sometimes you just want a guarantee. You don't have the money or time for that picture-perfect garden that you know …

Gardening

Gardening 101: Crape Myrtle

Crape Myrtle, <i>Lagerstroemia indica:</i> “Lilac of the South”<p>If you grew up in the south, like I did, you surely know and love crape myrtles. No matter how …

The Most Streamed Shows Based on State Might Surprise You

Despite the fact that binge watching has been found to have a negative correlation on both your mental health and body, it doesn’t seem to be a trend that’s going away anytime soon — in fact, it might be growing traction with the introduction of “Apple and Chill.”<p>Yet not all binge watches are …

TV

The 10 Most Popular Viral YouTube Videos of 2016

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Viral

Growing marijuana at home could become as easy as plugging in a machine and walking away

More and more people are going to be interested in growing their own marijuana after this year’s US election, which made marijuana usage legal both recreationally and medically in even more states. The gadget market is, of course, going to respond. We’ve already seen at least one device — the Grobo …

Android Apps

8 Best Fantasy & Sci-Fi Books to Read in August 2016

We’re back with our monthly edition of the best new releases in fantasy and science fiction books. If you’re an avid reader and you haven’t been …

Books

13 science fiction and fantasy books you can’t afford to miss this December

It’s December. I can hardly believe how fast the year flew by. December means the full rush of Christmas and holiday shopping, and it means a slightly lighter load of new books hitting bookstores. That’s fine by me: it means that I can try and tackle the accumulated piles of books on my own to-read …

Science Fiction

12 Fantasy & Sci-Fi Books to Read: May 2016

We couldn’t be more excited for the month of May, as it will see several spectacular-looking debut novels, continuations of a few popular series, and …

Get Rid of Garden Bugs Naturally

10 Garden Ideas to Steal from the Pilgrims

The Pilgrims who came ashore from the Mayflower were serious gardeners. They had to be. If their crops failed, they’d have starved. Here are ten of …

If You Win the Lottery, Here's How Not to Blow Your Money

Windfalls come in many forms: inheritance, bonus, legal settlement...or maybe you just won the lottery. When you receive a financial windfall, you …

Finance

Fall Vegetables You Can Grow (Successfully!) Late in the Season

If you count patience amongst your virtues, growing garlic in autumn may be your cultivation salvation. "You can plant garlic in October or early November to be harvested the following year," Carr explains. The plant flourishes through frost when sowed between one to two months prior to a freeze, …

21 of the most iconic photos ever taken

The image of a napalm scarred little girl running from her burning village in Vietnam is one of the most well known photographs in the world.<p>Kim …

Astronomers Are Excited About a Strange Flickering Star in Our Galaxy

Back in 2010, Zooniverse, the world's largest citizen science research platform, launched Planet Hunters at Yale University. The group of citizen …

Universe

Cat Was Enjoying A Snack When Suddenly — CUCUMBERS

It's no secret that cats are cool. And, as the expression goes, cucumbers are as well. Yet interestingly, when the two come together, the reaction …